A Guide to CoolSculpting — How It Works, Benefits and FAQs
Ready to hear about something really cool? CoolSculpting
is a non-invasive solution to fat elimination. Even those who consider themselves a runner or dedicate a weekly time slot to the gym often feel there are trouble spots on their body that are constantly drawing unwanted attention from onlookers. This procedure, done by a team of medical professionals, promises visible and measureable results after your first treatment.
How It Works
The non-invasive, outpatient procedure usually takes up to about an hour. If you find you are always pressed for time, you could even schedule it on your lunch break. The process targets the fat cells in trouble areas of your body such as upper thighs, belly area or arms, just to name a few. Fat cells are more sensitive to temperature than the tissues that surround them. The shock from the drop in temperature leads to the crystallization and self-destruction of the cell. As the cell starts to break down it is absorbed into the body.
As most of us gain or lose weight, it is easy to imagine our body has the ability to either create or rid itself of these pesky cells somehow. The truth is, around the time of puberty, our body generates a set number of fat cells we will have for the rest of our lives. They can increase in size or shrink but the quantity stays the same.
With CoolSculpting you have the ability to make a lasting change to your body without damaging any of your skin or surrounding tissues. The damaged fat cells, which are absorbed into the body, are gone for good.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
Life is a balancing act: trying to find the right time to work out, meet up with your friends, take care of your family and always look your best. After just one treatment of CoolSculpting you will see the fit and toned body you’ve always wanted to show off.
Since this is a non-invasive procedure, it is a great alternative for those who want to see a change in the body shape without going under the knife. Often, patients will bring in their laptops for work or some light entertainment to pass the time quickly during a treatment session.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt? The application of the CoolSculpting system puts pressure on the treatment area and an intense, targeted cold sensation. The surface area being treated usually numbs up quickly, reducing the discomfort. Feel free to bring a book, watch videos or close your eyes and relax.
Are there any side effects? It is common to feel a pulling or pinching sensation as well as cold, tingling or stinging before the treatment area goes numb. After the procedure. bruising, cramping, aching and even itchy or irritated skin can occur. Each of these is a temporary side effect and should wear off with a few days or weeks. There are other possible side effects that may occur. Be sure to consult your physician before starting treatment.
How many treatments will I need? It is important to meet with your CoolSculpting specialist to determine if you are the right candidate for the procedure. The number of areas you want to target will also affect the amount of sessions you might require. Many patients see measurable results after one session.
Are the results truly long-lasting? Once the fat cell is gone, it is gone. That being said, fluctuations in weight are directly related to the size of your fat cells. If a healthy diet and fitness routine are not maintained, the results will be seen all over the body and not just the targeted and treated areas.
Let us know if would be interested in a private consultation regarding CoolSculpting and the best options for your body!